Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

Spatial Uniformity

We measured the uniformity of the panel's lighting. For those of you who aren't used to the Tom's Hardware tests, we'll summarize the method we use.

We set the panel at 50% brightness and 50% contrast and measure the uniformity of the lighting on a white image separated into 64 areas of equal size. The brightest point is considered to be 100%, and the previously measured black value is considered 0%, with the other values obtained distributed between them.

The overall uniformity of the panel was very good. Most of the values were within a 20% range (100-80%), which is good, though not great. Halos of light appeared fairly quickly when the scene being displayed was dark.